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Posted 6/7/2021

The ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Edition

1. Presidential Messages

Drs. Matt Hutter and Lisa West-Smith deliver their last monthly Presidential Messages via video. Hear their final thoughts as standing presidents and mark your calendars for their upcoming presidential addresses during the ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting.

ASMBS Presidential Message

 


ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message

2. NEW at The ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting

Live Q&A, Virtual Showroom, and more! The ASMBS Annual Meeting is almost here, and we are excited to offer new special features and unique events for this year’s meeting. 

Participate in our Live Q&A
Directly engage with presenters and panelists! Paper & Video sessions will allow select attendees the unique opportunity to turn their cameras and microphones on to pose questions to our faculty in a live Q&A. Come prepared with your questions; further instructions will be shared at the start of each session.

Visit the Virtual Showroom
The Virtual Showroom will be open June 10th-12th. Admission is included in the cost of your meeting registration. Make the most of your conference experience and stop by before, after, or during the breaks between educational sessions.

Read about all the highlights in our new At-Home Schedule-At-A-Glance Meeting Guide. Download now

Time is running out – Reserve your spot now


3. Foundation Virtual LEAD Awards

Getting Back on Track….. The ASMBS Foundation is going virtual in 2021 with the Virtual National Walk from Obesity and the Virtual LEAD awards. “Taking Steps for Your Health” through the funds raised from these events will support research grants focusing on postoperative patient opportunities, such as weight regain. Funding will support the Foundation’s overall mission of research, education, and access to care initiatives. 

ASMBS Foundation President, Paul Enochs wants to "thank everyone in advance for your participation and fundraising efforts to support our important cause. The work we do is dependent on the support we get from patients, healthcare professionals, and community members who want to make a difference in the cause of obesity treatment and prevention." 


4. The 2021 Annual Meeting Awards Show

Join us, Saturday, June 12th, for a special reception and awards program to close out the conference. Relax, unwind, and socialize with friends and colleagues. Tune in for the inaugural Surgeon Choice Awards. Admission is open to all attendees and is included in the cost of your registration. 

Make the official meeting drink – The ASMBS Bari-tini – or pour a glass of your favorite wine, beer, or any other beverage you enjoy for a celebratory toast to a great weekend of education.  

The ASMBS Bari-tini

  • 6 parts white rum (or club soda)
  • 6 parts pineapple guice
  • 1 part grenadine
  • Cherries
  • Ice

5. You’re Invited! ObesityPAC Reception & State Chapters Meetings

Join us for a virtual reception on Friday, June 11th, at 8pm Eastern to celebrate the PAC’s successes and honor our award recipients. The State Chapters will break out into individual meetings directly following the reception. 

Not an ObesityPAC Member? If you haven’t given yet, please attend and consider a $150 donation online at ASMBS.org/ObesityPAC (Password: Obesity) or text "Obesity" to 352-575-9595.

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